Applying for a PGCE at Leicester

The PGCE is a very demanding course and we are looking for applicants with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience and aptitude.

It will help your application if you decide which age range and subject specialism you are interested in before you apply. If you are unsure, you should spend some time in schools so that you can get a feel for what it's like to teach in a primary or secondary setting. This will help you to make an informed decision.

If you're unsure about anything or need advice on preparing your application, feel free to contact our PGCE Primary and Secondary teams, who will be happy to help. You could also attend one of our Routes into Teaching events, where you can talk directly to our tutors and partners about what we look for in applications.


Browse the places available for our next intake of PGCE students.

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Entry requirements

Browse the academic and personal qualities we are looking for in our applicants, and see the additional requirements set by the National College of Teaching and Leadership.

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Making an application

Applications for teacher training are made through UCASTT (UCAS Teacher Training). Find out more about UCASTT and references for your application.

How to apply

After submitting your application

Find out what happens after you've submitted your PGCE application to the University of Leicester, including information on shortlisting, selection days and making offers.

About our process